Cloud Computing

On Citrix Going 'All In' with Microsoft in Cloud

Given Citrix's history with Microsoft and its decision to tap a former Microsoft president as its new CEO, it should come as little surprise the company is borrowing from Microsoft's script.

The Reinvention of the Microsoft ISV

As partners scramble to find their place in the new cloud environment, the ISV category is expanding to include all different types of partners.

Microsoft No. 2 Behind Amazon in Cloud Market Share

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading cloud services provider by a considerable margin, but Microsoft Azure is leading the small pack that's chasing it, according to recent data from Synergy Research Group.

Microsoft's Customer-Facing Authentication Service Goes Live

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a new identity and access management service for organizations that develop customer-facing applications.

Microsoft Launches Azure Security Center

Microsoft's Azure Security Center, designed to protect virtual machines and other elements that a tenant may use when tapping Azure datacenter infrastructure, reached general availability on Thursday.

Microsoft Wins Appeal over Foreign Data Search Warrants

A ruling issued against Microsoft two years ago ordering the company to turn over the contents of e-mails stored in an offshore datacenter has been overturned by a federal appeals court.

5 Big Cloud Reveals from ISVs at WPC 2016

BitTitan, Dropbox, StorageCraft, Independence IT, Infinite Ops and SkyKick are among third-party vendors updating their cloud-related tools in Toronto.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Hits General Availability

Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft's elastic cloud computing platform, became generally available on Tuesday.

Microsoft Azure Information Protection Hits Public Preview

The new Azure Information Protection solution, which extends the security capabilities of Microsoft's Azure Rights Management Service (RMS), is now available as a public preview release.

Microsoft Delays Azure Stack as It Changes Its Delivery Model

Initially expected to be released by the end of this year, Azure Stack will instead become generally available in mid-2017, Microsoft said on Tuesday.

Microsoft Exec Backs EU-U.S. 'Privacy Shield' for Data Transfers

A new European Union-United States Privacy Shield agreement, announced by the European Commission on July 12, has the support of Microsoft's top government executive in the EU.

With GE Deal, Microsoft Becomes the Latest Predix Partner

Microsoft and General Electric (GE) on Monday unveiled a strategic partnership that will drive connections between GE's year-old Predix cloud platform for collecting and analyzing industrial data and Microsoft's various enterprise cloud applications.

Microsoft Fuses CRM, ERP Products in 'Dynamics 365' Cloud Suite

Microsoft is readying a new cloud solution that combines its Dynamics ERP and Dynamics CRM line-of-business products, the company announced Wednesday.

Direct, Indirect or Referral: What Microsoft CSP Flavor Works for You?

Microsoft partners must answer some hard questions to determine which of Microsoft's CSP offerings fits their model best.

Microsoft, Amazon Clouds Get Highest-Level Gov't Approval

The Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) public clouds are now certified to run highly sensitive workloads from government agencies.

Microsoft Readies Azure Information Protection Service

A new security service for Microsoft's Azure platform will hit preview next month and become generally available later this year, Microsoft announced Wednesday.

Microsoft Adds Nutanix to Cloud Platform System Roster

Microsoft solution provider Nutanix has joined Dell and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) in delivering solutions based on Microsoft's Azure Cloud Platform System (CPS).

Microsoft Unveils F-Series Azure Virtual Machines

Microsoft recently took the wraps off its new Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) F-Series, aimed at organizations running "gaming servers, Web servers and batch processing."

For Microsoft Partners, Opportunity in Cloud Variety

The future of computing will involve some combination of public clouds, private clouds or hosting facilities managed by third parties. Whatever the deployment type, there's a role for partners.

Microsoft Partners Weigh Azure Pack vs. Azure Stack

Microsoft partners are evaluating whether the Windows Server 2016 generation Azure Stack improves enough upon the Windows Server 2012-era Windows Azure Pack to meet customers' demands for private or hybrid cloud solutions.